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Global Manufacturers Require Connected New Product Development Processes

Having well-defined product development processes early on will speed development and ensure a smoother transition to new product introduction (NPI) ...

3 Strategic Sourcing Lessons from one OEM’s $7B Supply Chain

Strategic sourcing is a primary focus when running a $7B global supply chain. An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that outsources relies heavily ...

Supply Chain Management and Collaboration: Managing supply chain risks

Learn the best practices to reduce supply chain risks and launch disruption. Learn how to avoid risks to keep your product launches on time. ...

Key factors to optimize your production lines, processes, and supply chains

Consider the keys to success when leveraging supply chain partners and optimizing your production processes for multiple products. ...

Why Cloud Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions Are Better

We explain the advantages of today's cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. These include helping supply chains collaborate ...

How much of your production process should you outsource?

Are you preparing for production? We discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing manufacturing activities like assembly, purchasing, and more. ...

Two ways to lower supply chain costs—which is right for you?

This article contrasts working with your current supply chain partner versus finding a less expensive one. ...

Should you move manufacturing closer to your customers?

Should you mitigate the cost of international delivery by manufacturing closer to your customers or should you cut costs another way? Read more ...

Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid to Achieve Supply Chain Success

Through many years of experience working with OEMs and CMs, we have observed 7 common pitfalls that impact manufacturing outsourcing success. ...

Establishing Stability in Your Supply Chain Manufacturing Process

To establish a stable supply chain, manufacturers must be able to communicate effectively and have the ability to quickly ascertain sourcing status. ...

10 Key Challenges & Keys to Success for Outsourcing Manufacturing

We identify top outsourcing issues and offer insights on how to address them to help you establish long-term success in outsourcing manufacturing. ...